Please support AB 17: student transit passes

Dear Governor Brown:

Please support Assembly Bill 17 (D-Holden) to create a new generation of transit users, help underserved students, reduce the number of cars on the road, decrease vehicle miles traveled, and thereby make real cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

AB 17 passed with bipartisan support in both the Assembly (76-3) and Senate (37-3) to provide reduced-cost transit passes to public college and university students, as well as middle school and high school students.

We must take every viable step we can to build ridership and maximize vehicle trip reduction and legitimate our large-scale investments in infrastructure, from high-speed rail to local transit systems. Therefore, it is important to encourage transit use amongst future generations if California is going shift away from single-occupancy vehicles, reduce traffic, fulfill our State's commitment to reducing carbon and achieve the agreed upon reductions in the Paris Climate Accord. Well-designed student pass programs have been shown to significantly increase student ridership and to significantly reduce the cost of an education—as well as GHG emissions and air pollution.

In addition, students face high barriers to access their education and if we can lower one of many by reducing the cost of transportation to and from their school, we can help reduce absenteeism and increase enrollment at schools across this State. This is particularly true in our public community college system where a recent study in Los Angeles found 1 in 5 students were homeless and in need of assistance for costs beyond tuition.

We are counting on your support to sign AB 17 and provide a transit pass program for California’s hard-working students and as a tool for fighting climate change.

Sincerely,

 

Who's signing

Lillian Avedian
Rafael Botello
Alejandra Colon
Courtney Cooper
Alan Alvarez
William Ryan
Fayyaz Ahamed
Asmaa Ahmed
Jenilee Galdamez
Carson Blumen-Green
Irumva Landry
Luis A. Mora
Sonia Rodriguez
Luis Garcia
Tiffany Nguyen
Melanie Nguyen
Shahana Farooqi
Tahsin Ahmed
Audrey Hungridge
Avnish Narayan
Rachel Pyon
Michelle Luu
David Olin
Shridhik John
Saksham Gupta
Justin Lee
Saksham Pruthi
Nuha Khalfay
Emma Estrada
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Lillian Avedian
    signed 2017-07-21 16:06:44 -0700
  • Rafael Botello
    signed 2017-07-21 15:19:48 -0700
  • Alejandra Colon
    signed 2017-07-21 14:28:56 -0700
  • Courtney Cooper
    signed via 2017-07-21 13:26:06 -0700
  • Alan Alvarez
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-21 11:59:21 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Alan Alvarez
    signed via 2017-07-21 11:58:37 -0700
  • William Ryan
    signed 2017-07-21 05:47:14 -0700
  • Fayyaz Ahamed
    signed 2017-07-21 00:32:39 -0700
  • Asmaa Ahmed
    signed 2017-07-20 21:31:33 -0700
  • Jenilee Galdamez
    signed 2017-07-20 20:19:00 -0700
  • Carson Blumen-Green
    signed 2017-07-20 20:14:45 -0700
  • Irumva Landry
    signed 2017-07-20 19:45:51 -0700
  • Luis A. Mora
    signed 2017-07-20 19:22:05 -0700
  • Sonia Rodriguez
    signed 2017-07-20 18:14:44 -0700
  • Luis Garcia
    signed 2017-07-20 17:01:11 -0700
  • Tiffany Nguyen
    signed 2017-07-20 16:56:24 -0700
  • Melanie Nguyen
    signed 2017-07-20 16:33:58 -0700
  • Shahana Farooqi
    signed 2017-07-20 15:56:15 -0700
  • Tahsin Ahmed
    signed 2017-07-20 15:15:29 -0700
  • Audrey Hungridge
    signed 2017-07-20 15:07:48 -0700
  • Avnish Narayan
    signed 2017-07-20 14:48:21 -0700
  • Rachel Pyon
    signed 2017-07-20 14:47:51 -0700
  • Michelle Luu
    signed 2017-07-20 14:42:39 -0700
  • David Olin
    signed 2017-07-20 14:34:50 -0700
  • Shridhik John
    signed 2017-07-20 14:22:45 -0700
  • Saksham Gupta
    signed 2017-07-20 14:10:40 -0700
  • Justin Lee
    signed 2017-07-20 14:07:27 -0700
  • Saksham Pruthi
    signed 2017-07-20 14:03:03 -0700
  • Nuha Khalfay
    signed 2017-07-20 13:50:18 -0700
  • Emma Estrada
    signed 2017-07-20 13:40:02 -0700

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